Joseph Mallord William TurnerHindhead Hill in the Distance 1807

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Artist
Title
Hindhead Hill in the Distance
From Spithead Sketchbook
Turner Bequest C
Date 1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06607
Turner Bequest C 70 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 75 Verso:
Hindhead Hill in the Distance 1807
D06607
Turner Bequest C 70a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘BG’, ‘GG’ and ‘B’ within image and ‘Bright and sharp’ bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘C 70a’ top right, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. For Hindhead, see especially folio 21 of this sketchbook (D06539; Turner bequest C 20). Turner’s description ‘Bright and sharp’ suggests an autumn or early winter morning and his annotations also include colour notes.

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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